Delay of PS3 until August
Do you think it will be delayed? How much do you think that would drive the demand of the console?Sony will postpone the scheduled launch for its PlayStation 3 (PS3) game console from this spring until August, as the company is facing several issues with its production plans, especially concerning its inclusion of a Blu-ray Disc drive in the PS3, according to Sony’s Taiwan-based contract manufacturers.
According to Sony’s company spokesperson, although the AACS LA (advanced access content system license administrator) was expected to finalize its copy protection specifications this month, members of the Blu-ray Disc were not satisfied with the level of copy protection and the release of the standard has been postponed.
However, Reuters reported on February 17 that a temporary agreement has been reached, clearing the way for the release of the blue-laser drives. Though a temporary agreement has been reached, backers of the Blu-ray Disc format do not expect products to hit the market until this summer.